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Council Decision-Making: Managing the Risks

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DECISION MAKING AND THE LTP2

Aired on 20 September 2017, this webinar is now available on-demand on our EquiP TV platform.

Please email Natasha Meynell to purchase this on-demand webinar. 

Price: $150+GST per person

This webinar is approx. 45 minutes long.

Introduction

Elected members are constantly called on to make decisions for their councils. So it is important that they have a strong understanding of the requirements for council decision-making, and what they can do to help reduce the risk of judicial review for their council. This webinar will provide an overview of the key requirements for decision-making in the Local Government Act 2002 and discuss the important new Court of Appeal case on decision-making (Wellington City Council v Minotaur). It will comment on the common problems and risks that arise in council decision-making processes, and discuss what elected members can do to help manage these issues.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • understand the key requirements for decision-making in the Local Government Act 2002;
  • comprehend an important new Court of Appeal case on council decision-making and reflect how this could impact your own council's processes;
  • identify common council decision-making problems and risks; and
  • explain what you can do to help reduce the risk of judicial review for your council.

About the presenter

Kathryn McLean, Senior Associate, Simpson Grierson

Kathryn works with Jonathan Salter in Simpson Grierson's local government and environment team, and is based in the firm's Wellington office. She regularly advises councils on a wide range of decision-making and consultation issues, helping councils to make more robust decisions and to better manage their risks. Kathryn also advises on a wide range of other local government matters, including meeting requirements and Standing Orders, making and reviewing bylaws and policies, elections, delegations, CCO governance, and official information and privacy. She is also experienced in advising elected members on conflicts of interest and code of conduct matters. She very much enjoys helping councils to help their communities.

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Date updated: 18 October 2018